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Make Your Backyard Your Vacation Destination

July 6, 2020

“It’s a cruel, cruel summer…” It’s no secret that this summer is very different from other years. Travel plans are being changed and maybe even halted. However, it doesn’t have to be a totally cruel summer. Turn your summer vacation into a staycation. Sound a little boring? It won’t be with the help of SugarHouse’s… Read More


“It’s a cruel, cruel summer…”

It’s no secret that this summer is very different from other years. Travel plans are being changed and maybe even halted. However, it doesn’t have to be a totally cruel summer. Turn your summer vacation into a staycation. Sound a little boring? It won’t be with the help of SugarHouse’s products. We’ll turn your backyard into your vacation destination. So let’s take a trip to your backyard to explore the possibilities.

Get Your Food On

One of the first things a lot of people look forward to on a vacation is different types of food and eating as much of it as possible. So, the first stop on your staycation will be for your inner foodie. With an outdoor kitchen, you’ll be able to create all sorts of food from around the world in your own backyard. To give you an idea and some recipes to transport you to another country, check out this article by Good Food. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

  • Singapore-style barbecued chicken wings
  • Turkish kebabs
  • Boerewors with chakalaka and polenta

While cooking these recipes, we want to make sure your skin isn’t cooking. That’s why we recommend a beautiful retractable awning to cover your kitchen. These awnings can also offer protection from rain in case your imaginary tropical vacation turns into a tropical storm. 

Our retractable awnings have so many features including wind and sun sensors, handheld remote controls, and home automation integration. The fabrics we use are exceptionally durable and highly customizable.

Wellness and Relaxation

Now that you’ve eaten to your heart’s content, it’s time to rest with a little wellness and relaxation. With everything that’s going on with COVID-19, your life might feel out of control and stressful. Transform your patio into your own outdoor retreat. Somewhere you can do a little yoga, meditation, and soak your stress away in a nice hot tub. To give you a little privacy while you take this journey, install a rope-operated drop shade.

Our Verticool rope-operated drop shades provide superior protection and shade for your enclosed deck or patio. These shades simply drop when the rope is released and raise by pulling on the rope. Cleats attached at the side and bottom of the screen secure the screen when it is extended or retracted.

Here are a few extras to complete your serene space:

  • Enjoy a warm summer night in an even warmer hot tub. When you’re not using the hot tub, you can cover it with one of our custom covers.
  • Open space next to the hot tub where you can roll out your yoga mat for a peaceful workout.
  • Add some woodsy scented candles to bring in a relaxing vibe and complement sweet floral smells.

Let’s Get Physical

If you enjoy getting out and being active on vacation, you’ll enjoy the third stop on your staycation. This idea will bring the little kid out in you and hopefully get your heart pumping. Before we get to the activities part, let’s look at the SugarHouse product we are recommending to make this stop more delightful. 

July and August can be the hottest months of the summer. We suggest adding our Rayblock Shade Sail over your outdoor activity area. One of the benefits of shade sails is that they are free-standing and can be temporary. So if you have a playground that you want to move, move the shade sail with it. 

Some activities that you can do under your shade sail are:

  • Swimming, if you have a pool. 
  • Swinging on the monkey bars of your playground.
  • Cornhole and other lawn games.
  • Play baseball, volleyball, soccer, etc.

Isn’t it Romantic?

Your fourth and final destination will possibly get your heart pumping too. That is if you’re with the right person. It may not be the same as walking on a Hawaiian beach but you can transform your backyard into a romantic place.

To start, have one of our Shade Glide Slide Wire Cable Canopies installed. It can be over an existing structure or we can create an aluminum structure for you. These canopies are retractable so you can fully extend the canopy when the sun is out, then retract when you want to gaze at the stars. These canopies can also look very romantic especially if you pair them with twinkle lights and soft curtains on each corner of the structure. 

Don’t forget to include a nice seating area underneath your canopy to enjoy your night. Maybe a comfy sofa or a porch swing hanging from the top of the structure. Or you might prefer to have something that can be easily moved so you can dance the night away to your favorite romantic songs. Adding a sound system with a romantic playlist will also hit the right note.

We want to help make your summer memorable for all the right reasons. Give us a call at 801-563-9600 for a consultation. We’ll discuss how to make your backyard your staycation oasis.

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.


Show Us Your Boat and We’ll Show You the Money

July 1, 2020

Update: Congratulations to our photo contest winner: D.C. Coates from Alpine, Wyoming. Check out his boat photo at the bottom of this post. Show us your boat and we’ll show you the money! We’ve been honored to customize a lot of boats for our customers and we want to see them in action. Send us… Read More


Update: Congratulations to our photo contest winner: D.C. Coates from Alpine, Wyoming. Check out his boat photo at the bottom of this post.

Show us your boat and we’ll show you the money!

We’ve been honored to customize a lot of boats for our customers and we want to see them in action. Send us a photo of your boat showcasing the modifications that SugarHouse has made and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card

Taking the boat out for some 4th of July festivities? Snap some pics and send them in. Show us how you’re enjoying the summer on the water.

Email a photo to toni@sugarhouse.us by Wednesday, July 15 at 5pm MT for your chance to win. We’ll announce the winner through email and on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

*By submitting and sharing your photos, you agree to let SugarHouse use them for promotional purposes.

Happy boating!

Contest Winner:

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Refer a Friend, Receive an Amazon Gift Card

June 25, 2020

Wow, what a start we’ve had to 2020! It has been a crazy few months and we hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. We are grateful for our customers and are happy to help extend everyone’s safe space beyond the walls of their homes with our products. We also want to help people… Read More


Wow, what a start we’ve had to 2020! It has been a crazy few months and we hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. We are grateful for our customers and are happy to help extend everyone’s safe space beyond the walls of their homes with our products. We also want to help people feel a renewed sense of safety for the rest of 2020. 

The best way for us to reach those who need our help is through our existing customers. If you are one, we invite you to send us your referrals and in return, you’ll receive $50! For every one of your referrals who purchase one of our custom awning or boat products, you’ll receive a $50 Amazon gift card and they will receive 5% off their purchase. Some restrictions apply.

Your referrals can give us a call at 801-563-9600 or email us at info@sugarhouse.us and mention your name. We will contact you once their purchase is complete.

Don’t forget to show them our custom products on our website at https://sugarhouse.us/. And if you see something that piques your interest, we would love to continue working with you!

It is our privilege to bring a little safety and happiness to people at this time. Thank you for allowing us to help you and your friends and family.

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Customize Your Face Mask

June 11, 2020

In a time of face masks, how do we get personalities to shine through? Well, we’ve figured out how to let people show school pride, promote businesses, and make wearing a mask a little more fun. SugarHouse is now offering custom face mask designs on our washable stretch masks. Pay a one-time set-up fee of… Read More


In a time of face masks, how do we get personalities to shine through? Well, we’ve figured out how to let people show school pride, promote businesses, and make wearing a mask a little more fun.

SugarHouse is now offering custom face mask designs on our washable stretch masks. Pay a one-time set-up fee of $250, with a minimum order of 100 masks at $4 each, and have your design bring smiles to covered faces.

Our stretch face mask is the perfect choice when choosing a mask to produce for the masses. It’s comfortable to wear, allows people to breathe easy, helps from spreading germs, and aids in keeping other people’s secretions out, better than soft cotton masks. This mask is one continuous piece of fabric making the secure ear holes feel less tight than other masks. It also keeps the wearer cool and doesn’t warm their face up like so many other fabrics. With three openings to choose from, this innovative, form-fitting no-sew design truly makes it a one-size-fits-all!

Email us your design using our template shown here to mail@sugarhouse.us

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Outdoor Man Cave for Father’s Day

June 3, 2020

Father’s Day is drawing near and so is the first day of summer. In fact, the first day of summer is the same weekend. So, what about giving the man in your life a place where he can appreciate warm summer days and nights? Give him an outdoor man cave. Below you’ll find three different… Read More


Father’s Day is drawing near and so is the first day of summer. In fact, the first day of summer is the same weekend. So, what about giving the man in your life a place where he can appreciate warm summer days and nights? Give him an outdoor man cave.

Below you’ll find three different ideas of outdoor man caves featuring some of SugarHouse’s products.

For the Game Enthusiast

Take inside games outside for a fun way to enjoy the warm weather. Create a space for the man of the house with a few games to play with his buddies. Do this by taking any game equipment you have in the house out to the patio. For instance, if you have a pool, air hockey or ping pong table, take it out to the patio. Smaller items can also be used like cornhole, darts, or a table and chairs to set-up a game of chess. You can protect these items from inclement weather by installing a pipe frame canopy. 

Our pipe frame patio canopies provide protection from both sun and rain, making your deck or patio the perfect place to enjoy your yard during any season. Made with high-quality, galvanized steel pipe and attached to your home with our special brackets, these canopies provide the ultimate protection.

More about pipe frame canopies:

  • We use name-brand fabrics like Sunbrella® and Dickson® that carry a 10-year limited warranty.
  • The fabrics also come in a variety of colors and in striped or solid patterns.
  • The scalloped valance along the bottom of the canopy is an optional feature available in multiple sizes and colors.
  • The canopy has lace pockets that securely attach the front bar and rafters to the fabric cover. This prevents the fabric from lifting up from the frame in the wind.

For the Chef

Who doesn’t love a summer barbeque with family and friends? Barbeques this summer may look a little different with some restrictions still in place. However, you can still make your small gatherings fun and tasty with the ultimate cook area any chef will love. 

Start out strong with a durable cover that can be opened to let sunlight in or closed to provide shade and weather protection. A louvered roof is made of tough extruded tempered aluminum and comes with a maintenance-free powder-coated finish. They can withstand up to 180 mph winds and up to 60 lbs. per square foot of snow loads in the winter. SugarHouse’s tectonic arched louvers can span longer than any other louvered roof product on the market. Bonus, they look really slick.

We all know that when you have a gathering indoors and it includes food, everyone ends up in the kitchen. So, for your outdoor space, you’re definitely going to need the same space. There are several options for you so we’ll just give you a couple as to not overwhelm you. The first is the most luxurious. An outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven and a fully stocked bar/soda bar. In order to have a pizza oven, you’ll need plenty of space. 

If you don’t have that big of a space or don’t want to go quite that fancy, an L-shaped kitchen island with a built-in barbecue is another option. A small fridge, sink, and prep area can all be on one side. On the other side, a raised countertop with bar stools so friends and family can keep the chef company.  

When your cook area isn’t in use, protect it from unpredictable weather with one of our custom canvas covers. We can make a cover to fit any shape outdoor kitchen you end up creating. 

Once you get your cook area set, here are a few more ideas to fill out your space:

  • A firepit with chairs around for a fun gathering spot.
  • What man cave is complete without a TV to play video games or watch a game when sports return? You can wheel out a TV on a cart if there isn’t a place to mount it.
  • Add a basketball hoop big or small.

For the Laid Back Dude

We’re all about making your backyard your oasis. Not every man cave has to be lively and loud. Some men want a space to relax and not hear the incessant call of “dad, dad, dad” while quarantining. Here are a few ideas of how to give your laid back dude an oasis of his own right on the patio or deck.

  • Lounge area complete with a sofa and oversized pillows.
  • A hot tub with lots of greenery around to give the illusion of being secluded in the woods.
  • Hanging chairs, a hammock, or anything else where you can sit and sway.

To really get away from it all, it’s great to have the option of shades for some privacy. Our Verticool Drop Shades and Verticool Rope Operated Drop Shades come in handy here. They provide an escape from blinding sun and can be lifted easily to see a beautiful summer sunset. The drop shades come with motors and wireless remote controls for shade on demand. The rope operated shades simply drop when the rope is released and raise by pulling on the rope. Both are fantastic products that give you the privacy you need.

We can’t wait to see what other ideas you have for an outdoor man cave. Give us a call at 801-563-9300 so we can get started on a Father’s Day present that will be used over and over again.

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.


Buy Your Reusable Isolation Gowns Here

May 12, 2020

SugarHouse Health is now producing and selling reusable isolation gowns. The gowns are made from Odyssey® Fabric, a durable woven polyester fabric (300 denier), and a clear coating on the inside. The manufacturer of Odyssey® Fabric has certified that it meets requirements for use as PPE gowns in healthcare facilities.  Gowns are open in the… Read More


SugarHouse Health is now producing and selling reusable isolation gowns. The gowns are made from Odyssey® Fabric, a durable woven polyester fabric (300 denier), and a clear coating on the inside. The manufacturer of Odyssey® Fabric has certified that it meets requirements for use as PPE gowns in healthcare facilities. 

Gowns are open in the back with two fabric ties and elastic cuffs. They come in three different sizes: medium, large, and extra-large.

According to the FDA, there is currently a shortage of PPE gowns. A lot of hospitals in the U.S. have generally used single-use gowns. However, with the shortage, there is a need for reusable gowns. Our gowns are machine washable and dryer safe so you can reuse many times and won’t have to worry about replacing after one use. You can also spray and wipe down the gown in between washes.

There are many different types of isolation gowns with varying protection levels. Our gowns pass Levels 1, 2 & 3 of AAMI PB70:2012 Liquid Barrier Performance, which is recognized by the FDA, pursuant to testing standards outlined in ASTM F2407.

You can purchase your gowns here. Also, check out the rest of our PPE products on our health website.

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Donate to Frontline Workers and We’ll Match it

May 11, 2020

Want to give back to frontline workers but aren’t sure how? Donate $10 to help aid the protection of frontline workers and we’ll match your donation! With your help, medical supplies will go to those working in the medical field, food industry, and to the many who simply can’t afford the extra protection to help… Read More


Want to give back to frontline workers but aren’t sure how? Donate $10 to help aid the protection of frontline workers and we’ll match your donation! With your help, medical supplies will go to those working in the medical field, food industry, and to the many who simply can’t afford the extra protection to help those around them. 

SugarHouse and Extendata, an IT operation solutions company, are working together to identify those who can best benefit from our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read more about the partnership and philanthropic efforts here.

What began as a way to maintain our business and be able to keep our team in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, our line of PPE is exploding and we are excited to work with you to bring those products to those in need!

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Gift Ideas for Mom 2020

April 25, 2020

When we think of mothers, we think of someone who teaches, nurtures and makes a house a warm and comfortable place to raise a family. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) running rampant and people being quarantined at home, having a nice place to live and feel safe is important. Since Mother’s Day is coming up, return… Read More


When we think of mothers, we think of someone who teaches, nurtures and makes a house a warm and comfortable place to raise a family. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) running rampant and people being quarantined at home, having a nice place to live and feel safe is important. Since Mother’s Day is coming up, return the favor and extend the walls of your home into a beautiful space for mom to enjoy her time. 

SugarHouse has several products to enhance your outdoor space. We’ve put a few together with other products for some ideas for you.

Gathering Place

Quarantining inside your home can become stale and boring especially when the sun is making more and more appearances. Create a gathering place out back where the special lady in your life can gather the family for some bonding, school work or other activities. 

A seating area is the first ingredient for a great gathering place. To really make your seating area pop, let SugarHouse recover or replace any outdated or faded upholstery. We are able to customize cushions to fit your furniture exactly. The upholstery we produce for patio furniture is made from premium outdoor foams and fabrics that will give your furniture a much longer life than if you purchased it from a department or home improvement store.

Now that you have updated furniture, make sure you have some coverage for when the sun gets a little too hot. If you don’t want to place your seating area under an existing shaded area, a nice option is a tension shade sail. This is a free-standing shade solution that can be temporary or permanent. 

Here are a few more ideas to complete your gathering place:

  • Colorful pillows for your furniture.
  • A firepit for your family to roast hot dogs and smores during the summer.
  • A sofa swing. These look so comfortable!

Elegant Backyard

A slide-wire canopy system can make a space really elegant. Our custom experts can create a system to be installed on an already existing structure or we can design and manufacture an aluminum frame structure for you. These canopies are long panels that are arranged in overhead swales that will give you a nice shady spot or can be retracted when you want a little more light. With the swales overhead, a couple of things that you can add to the structure that will take the elegant factor over the top are some soft fabric draped down on the corners and tied back like curtains and then some twinkle lights woven around the swales. Since both our acrylic and mesh fabrics that are used to make the canopies come in a variety of colors, you can either match your curtain fabric to the canopy or find a complementary color.

Another touch that you can add yourself is a water feature. The graceful sound of water will give your space a relaxing vibe. Some water features can be elaborate and built into landscaping but they can also be really simple, easily purchased and installed on your own. 

A Quaint Little Spot

Not all homes come with a large outdoor space, however, you can still make a beautiful spot to spend time with family or get some peace and quiet for yourself.

A retractable awning is a simple way to extend shade over any size area. They can even be mounted on a roof if you are creating your quaint little spot on an upper-level deck. A SugarHouse custom expert will help you create an awning that fits your style and either adds a pop of color to your home or looks like it was part of the original build.

Let’s finish off your quaint little spot with some of these suggestions:

  • A hammock for a reading nook.
  • A breakfast patio spot. If it’s in a place that can only fit a table and a chair, this would be an ideal place for mom to have a few minutes to herself in the morning – after you’ve made her breakfast!
  • Add an outdoor rug and some floor pillows to cozy it up and add extra seating.
  • Potted plants can bring in color. If you don’t have room to bring in big pots or flower boxes, try a vertical garden planter.
  • A small outdoor kitchen or bar with an eating space.

We are ready to get to work on your outdoor space when you are. Give us a call now at 801-563-9600 to talk about how we can make Mother’s Day 2020 special. You can be assured that we are handling business safely as we are currently doing our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. You can read our official statement here

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.


Face Masks Design Contest

April 24, 2020

CALLING ALL CREATIVE MINDS – Submit your face mask design for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to Artist Corner or Amazon! All winning designs will be printed on actual face masks produced by SugarHouse Industries and distributed nationwide. The Face Mask Categories: Utah, children, fun, patriotic, and most original. CONTEST RULES:1. Must… Read More


CALLING ALL CREATIVE MINDS – Submit your face mask design for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to Artist Corner or Amazon! All winning designs will be printed on actual face masks produced by SugarHouse Industries and distributed nationwide.

The Face Mask Categories: Utah, children, fun, patriotic, and most original.

CONTEST RULES:
1. Must be an original design (no trademarked images or logos)
2. Submit your design ideas with your comment reply in our Facebook post or email to: toni@sugarhouse.us (submit as many designs as you want)
3. The image must fit on the face mask template.
4. Like or heart your favorite design suggestion from those entered in the comments
5. No obscenities

DEADLINE:

The deadline for contest entries is May 3rd, 2020, at 5pm. Winners will be announced and contacted via Facebook by May 4th.


EXTENDATA AND SUGARHOUSE WORK TO PROTECT FRONT LINE WORKERS

April 13, 2020

Healthcare & Food Workers to receive much needed help. ExtenData, whose headquarters are based out of Centennial, CO, is an IT operation solutions company. Like so many companies out there, ExtenData has taken the initiative to help communities however they can. ExtenData’s efforts turned to locating healthcare and food distribution centers, that had staff working… Read More


Healthcare & Food Workers to receive much needed help.

ExtenData, whose headquarters are based out of Centennial, CO, is an IT operation solutions company. Like so many companies out there, ExtenData has taken the initiative to help communities however they can. ExtenData’s efforts turned to locating healthcare and food distribution centers, that had staff working on the front lines. They also reached out to SugarHouse Industries, that recently shifted their business from awning and boat cover manufacturers, to include producing face shields and masks to help the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

ExtenData began their philanthropic work by asking the public to help them find organizations whose employees needed masks and/or shields. They wanted to learn about the organizations on the front line as quickly as possible, in order to get the supplies to those most in need. As information has poured in, SugarHouse has started to fill orders that are being sent out all over the United States. Some of those masks and shields will be going to healthcare workers right here in Utah. IHC and the University of Utah will be among the recipients to benefit from ExtenData’s goodwill.

What made ExtenData answer the call to help those on the front line? Georgia Brown, Director of Marketing at ExtenData shared, “Supporting our customers, staff, partners, and community is a core value that compels us to help where we can. Using our connections throughout the global supply chain to connect supply with demand is a logical route and right in our wheelhouse. In good times we make visibility and tracking solutions through hardware and software technology. Right now, we are using those same skills, connections, and knowledge to support the people on the front line doing the hard work and putting themselves at risk.”

ExtenData and SugarHouse Industries will continue to work together to protect those who are working so diligently to keep us safe, protected and fed. If you would like to join ExtenData in their efforts through donation or partnership, please contact Georgia Brown via email at marketing@extendata.com.

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.